Food

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"I sat at meetings where [Monsanto] said, 'The reason we've got to do genetically modified organisms is because it's the only way we can claim a patent.' A patent is a claim to invention, a claim to creation. And it brings with it an exclusive..."  ~ Vandana Shiva  [click on this image to explore a host of reasons why state regulation is necessary in order to protect consumers from the enterprising behavior or corporations, and see why states so often fail to do this]
“Seed freedom is the birthright of all human beings.”  ~ Dr. Vandana Shiva  [Follow this link to explore a host of reasons why state regulation is necessary in order to protect consumers from the enterprising behavior or corporations, and see why states so often fail to do this: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/06/the-history-of-copyright.html]
"Monsanto does not want to feed the world. They want to control the world food supply. Big difference."  [follow this link to find a bundle of clips exploring the sociology of food and agriculture: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/category/foodagriculture25a135482f/1.html]

Food: Corporate Seed Control

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"Lovin' it Now?!" [click on this image to find examples of culture jams, which are aimed at exposing the irrationality of McDonald's mass produced fast food, including the health problems associated with it (see also: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/logorama.html]
As part of the underground Food Activist Movement, several masked men entered a McDonalds in Helsinki and kidnapped the beloved fast food chain mascot, subsequently releasing a video demanding McDonalds Corp. answer eight questions pertaining to the ethics of their food production or else Ronald would be decapitated. Their demands were never met, so Ronald McDonald lost his head. [click on this image to find a critique of McDonald's food production system]
Monsanto Introduces The Exciting New Soylent Bar  [click on this image to find a bundle of clips exploring the sociology of food and agriculture]

Food: Fast Food & Junk Food

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Factory Farm Density in 2012 yellow=none light orange=moderate dark orange=high light red=severe dark red=extreme As factory farms grow in size and number, so do the problems they create: increased water and air pollution; fewer markets for independent, pasture-based farmers; public health burdens like antibiotic-resistant bacteria; and large scale food safety risks for consumers - Source: Food & Water Watch analysis of U.S. Department of Agriculture Census of Agriculture data
Advertising expenses of the meat industry compared against the total expenses of organizations promoting vegetarian eating and/or meat industry reform. http://www.countinganimals.com/meat-industry-advertising/
We eat a lot of meat.  Source: UN Food & Agriculture Organization, 2019 / 2019. "Explained: The Future of Meat" (Season 2), Netflix.

Food: Meat Production

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Change in Global Meat Consumption, Relative to 1994-96 levels  Source: United States Department of Agriculture, 2015 / 2019. "Explained: The Future of Meat" (Season 2), Netflix.
Source: PLoS ONE, 2017 / 2019. "Explained: The Future of Meat" (Season 2), Netflix.
Eat Mor Tofu    [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis from the documentary Food Inc. on the rationalization of the food production process]

Food: Meat Consumption

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Follow this link to find a bundle of video related to the sociology of food and agriculture: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/category/foodagriculture25a135482f  95% of surveyed consumers buy organic food because they think it is pesticide free. Organic farmers can legally use pesticides labelled as "organic" or "natural" but nearly half of the natural pesticides used in the US are illegal and deemed unsafe in Europe.
"The dioxin story is the story of how science has failed to provide us with answers, how corporations control policymaking and decisions in our society, and how government is silenced."    ~ Lois Gibbs    via Americans Who Tell the Truth
Artist: Does anyone know who the artist is?

Food: Pesticides and Pollution

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Reducing Food Waste - What Schools Can Do Today  USDA's Economic Research Service estimates 31% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level went uneaten in the U.S. in 2010.  Research shows plate waste now equals plate waste before updated nutrition standards.  Scheduling recess before lunch can reduce plate waste by as much as 30%  Extending lunch periods from 20 to 30 minutes reduced plate waste by nearly one-third...
Of the 4 billion metric tonnes of food we produce each year, one third is wasted, costing the global economy nearly $750 billion annually.  ~ Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Food: Waste

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Can We Feed 7 Billion People? This Is How Much Food We Lose and Waste in the World
35 Fishing Facts That Will Make You Never Want to Eat Fish Again
How Snobbery Helped Take the Spice out of European Cooking
the food waste info sheet is shown with information about what to eat and how to use it
Reducing Food Waste - What Schools Can Do Today USDA's Economic Research Service estimates 31% of the overall food supply at the retail and consumer level went uneaten in the U.S. in 2010. Research shows plate waste now equals plate waste before updated nutrition standards. Scheduling recess before lunch can reduce plate waste by as much as 30% Extending lunch periods from 20 to 30 minutes reduced plate waste by nearly one-third...
an old woman with a red nose ring on her forehead and the caption says,
"I sat at meetings where [Monsanto] said, 'The reason we've got to do genetically modified organisms is because it's the only way we can claim a patent.' A patent is a claim to invention, a claim to creation. And it brings with it an exclusive..." ~ Vandana Shiva [click on this image to explore a host of reasons why state regulation is necessary in order to protect consumers from the enterprising behavior or corporations, and see why states so often fail to do this]
two people sitting on a bench in the woods with a quote by dr vanda
“Seed freedom is the birthright of all human beings.” ~ Dr. Vandana Shiva [Follow this link to explore a host of reasons why state regulation is necessary in order to protect consumers from the enterprising behavior or corporations, and see why states so often fail to do this: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2012/06/the-history-of-copyright.html]
a man holding a sign that says monsanoto does not want to feed the world they want to control the world food supply
"Monsanto does not want to feed the world. They want to control the world food supply. Big difference." [follow this link to find a bundle of clips exploring the sociology of food and agriculture: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/category/foodagriculture25a135482f/1.html]
"Lovin' it Now?!" [click on this image to find examples of culture jams, which are aimed at exposing the irrationality of McDonald's mass produced fast food, including the health problems associated with it (see also: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/logorama.html] Pop Art, Lora Zombie Art, Lora Zombie, Arte Zombie, Urbane Kunst, Arte Grunge, Protest Art, Zombie Art, Art Et Illustration
"Lovin' it Now?!" [click on this image to find examples of culture jams, which are aimed at exposing the irrationality of McDonald's mass produced fast food, including the health problems associated with it (see also: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/logorama.html]
there is a wooden toy bench with a red and white clown doll on it's back
As part of the underground Food Activist Movement, several masked men entered a McDonalds in Helsinki and kidnapped the beloved fast food chain mascot, subsequently releasing a video demanding McDonalds Corp. answer eight questions pertaining to the ethics of their food production or else Ronald would be decapitated. Their demands were never met, so Ronald McDonald lost his head. [click on this image to find a critique of McDonald's food production system]
an advertisement for soynuts from the 1950's, featuring a woman holding a box
Monsanto Introduces The Exciting New Soylent Bar [click on this image to find a bundle of clips exploring the sociology of food and agriculture]
many wooden crosses are lined up in rows
The Sum of All Evil, 2012-2013 [follow this link to find a culture jam which critiques McDonald's rationalized system of food production: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2011/08/mcdonalds-culture-jam-and-the-sociology-of-health.html] Artists: The Chapman Brothers (Jake and Dino) Photo Credit: Ben Westoby
a man with grey hair and beard wearing overalls
Our food crisis began way before Monsanto It began when we stopped caring about where our food came from. It began when we no longer knew the people that grew our produce and raised the animals we eat. It began when we stopped cooking and started eating out of boxes and ate fast-food meals in our cars. It began when we started trusting companies that rely solely on profit to feed us. Monsanto exists because of our neglect. How we became so disconnected from such an important part of our ve